We are a Colombian non-profit devoted to using new technologies to protect and promote the historical heritage of Latin America.

We design and build custom scanners to digitize historical collections, create tools and platforms to make them accessible, and develop digital history projects.

Digitization of El Pilón, Valledupar, Colombia

Newspaper digitization with the Centro Nacional de Memoria Histórica


Between 2017 and 2018, Neogranadina worked with Colombia’s National Center for Historical Memory to digitize almost the entire run of El Pilón, a local newspaper in Valledupar, Cesar, which long documented human rights abuses in Northern Colombia. We digitized over 5700 issues of the paper, comprising some 125,000 pages, dating from 1994 to 2017.

These materials were used by the Colombian Truth Commission, and are now in the process of being made available in Colombia’s Digital Archive of Human Rights and Historical Memory.


  • Neogranadina developed and built newspaper scanners to digitize these publications and installed them in the newspaper’s headquarters in Valledupar. There we provided training to operators who used the equipment, monitored their progress, and provided support.
  • We digitized and processed more than 125,000 pages of newsprint.
  • These materials can be consulted at the Archivo Virtual de los Derechos Humanos y Memoria Histórica website.